Indexed on: 01 Oct '06Published on: 01 Oct '06Published in: Designs, Codes and Cryptography
A covering array CA(N;t,k,v) is an N × k array such that every N × t sub-array contains all t-tuples from v symbols at least once, where t is the strength of the array. Covering arrays are used to generate software test suites to cover all t-sets of component interactions. Recursive constructions for covering arrays of strengths 3 and 4 are developed, generalizing many “Roux-type” constructions. A numerical comparison with current construction techniques is given through existence tables for covering arrays.